Nigeria Newspaper, Naija News Today, Latest Nigerian News | enigerianews.com

Gov. Dapo Abiodun To Impeach Wale Adedayo, Council Chairman Who Accused Him of Withholding Allocations…

…Councilors Suspend him on Allegations of Misappropriation, etc...

Indications emerged on Wednesday that Governor Dapo Abiodun is making frantic moves to impeach Wale Adedayo, Council Chairman who accused him of withholding Federal Government Allocations, ENigeria Newspaper reports…

21

Indications emerged on Wednesday that Governor Dapo Abiodun is making frantic moves to impeach Wale Adedayo, Council Chairman who accused him of withholding Federal Government Allocations, ENigeria Newspaper reports.

Wale Adedayo, Chairman, Ijebu East Local Government Area had recently called out Governor Dapo Abiodun, alleging that the Ogun state governor continues to withhold the statutory Federal Allocations due to the State’s local government in the last two years.

Wale Adedayo in a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission ICPC seen by ENigeria Newspaper accused the governor of denying the local government chairmen of the Ecological fund and other entitlements due to them.

Governor Dapo Abiodun has not paid a dime to Local government accounts as Federal allocation in the last two years, part of Adedayo’s petition read.

Councilors Suspend Wale Adedayo As Police Take Over LGA Secretariat on Thursday

ENigeria Newspaper reports that councilors in the Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State formed a quorum and suspended Wale Adedayo after his petition against Governor Dapo Abiodun was sent out to the EFCC and ICPC.

Our correspondent noticed that mobile police officers bombarded the Ijebu East Local Government Secretariat on Thursday morning along with thugs

following an alleged move by Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, to impeach Adedayo who days back called him out for allegedly withholding federal government allocations meant for LGAs within the state.

ENigeria Newspaper reports that seven councilors, Fasheyi Adesuji representing Itele Ward 7, Bolutife Osunfisan representing Imushin Ward 2, Kemi Aliu, representing Imobi Ward 10, Adeniyi Adenuga representing Imusin ward 1, Abass sidikat representing Owu ward 5, Biyi Oguntubo representing Imobi ward 9, and Rotimi Williams representing Ajebandele ward 11, on Thursday, said the LGA’s legislative council received various allegations that needed to be investigated, and directed Adedayo to appear before council at its next sitting on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

In a resolution letter exclusively obtained by Punch Newspaper, which was signed by the seven councilors, including the leader of the house, Fasheyi Adesuji, representing Itele Ward 7, 15 allegations were leveled against the suspended chairman.

They include, alleged “Withdrawal of N4million from LG account for empowerment in 2022, which never took place. Wastage of N2million on Iṣẹṣe Day on August 20, 2022. Duty tour allowance of N260,000 for the chairman and other top functionaries in June 2023.

“Another duty tour allowance for the chairman and other top officials’ engagement in Abeokuta to the tune of N250,000, also ratified in June 2023. N426,000 was purportedly spent on the production of a report on the 2020 Jigbo festival Ijẹbu-East when we were even yet to be elected. Claimant of N350,000 for the inauguration of Women in Politics in Ijebu-East in 2022; the money was not released to the group in 2022.

“Entertainment and other logistics expenses during the commissioning of a legislative building at N350,000 on April 18, 2023. Another entertainment on that same commissioning of the legislative building at N295,000 same day, 18th of April 2023. The second N8.2 million was sent from phase 2 of the project (table and the chair for schools) 20 chairs were made with N8.2m.

“Another duty tour allowance for the chairman and other top officials’ engagement in Abeokuta to the tune of N250,000, also ratified in June 2023. N426,000 was purportedly spent on the production of a report on the 2020 Jigbo festival Ijẹbu-East when we were even yet to be elected. Claimant of N350,000 for the inauguration of Women in Politics in Ijebu-East in 2022; the money was not released to the group in 2022.

“Entertainment and other logistics expenses during the commissioning of a legislative building at N350,000 on April 18, 2023. Another entertainment on that same commissioning of the legislative building at N295,000 same day, 18th of April 2023. The second N8.2 million was sent from phase 2 of the project (table and the chair for schools) 20 chairs were made with N8.2m.

Reacting to the development, Adedayo told Punch that it might be true, adding that policemen bombarded the LGA secretariat alongside some thugs on Thursday morning.

“It might be true. Policemen bombarded the office along with thugs this morning,” Adedayo said in a tacit WhatsApp message following an inquiry by Punch Newspaper correspondent.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More